Today there was MUCH stirring in the Cooley household. Our good friend Kari came over for some stick pony crafting this morning, while I worked on Angry Bird sticks for nephews. Nash enjoyed some iPad play while the girls enjoyed the crafting mix.
There are many things I love about this season. November draws my heart to a place of Thanksgiving while waiting on the Christmas season to approach. It's here and i.love.it! All of me is head over heels, completely in love with this season! I have been enjoying adding touches to our home. Oh, so much fun!
This year we are beginning the Jesse Tree tradition with Nash. The tree is up and I'm eager to begin our first day of Advent celebration once Eric gets home! Each day there's an ornament and reading highlighting elements of the Advent season.
Yesterday Nash and I worked on garland and other random Christmas(y) things to place around the house; we're happy with the outcome!
I love the image of the nativity. This one is a picture of "no room at the inn." Eric bought it for me last Christmas, I get so excited to reopen those Christmas boxes each year and rediscover all that's hidden inside. We are so blessed to have so much! I love how the nativity reflects the true beauty during this Christmas season!
I was going to use the mittens found on clearance last year for advent, but due to our Jesse Tree they've now become our Christmas countdown. I'm loving having teeny mittens hanging in the house! I may just have to find a reason to leave them up year round.
The hustle and bustle was had today by the Nashman as he enjoyed craft time to the eXtreme! He was a crafting kiddo after mama's crafting with Kari. We enjoyed play dough, paint and a little school lesson on shapes today. Being his mama sure is TONS O FUN!
A boy and his play dough -- hours and hours of entertainment! We are loving the homemade play dough he received last year for Christmas. I haven't ever had to buy any; thanks Amber!
I was getting a shot of his hand and he was struggling to smile. I finally got a cheeser grin!
This is Nash's oval; I was an impressed mama! It may look a lot like a circle, but he's gotta begin somewhere!
The mister mister has been loving his pirate socks. Ahoy Matey!
Enjoy this first day of the Advent season and the last day of our Thankful month; may our hearts continue to yearn for more understanding and depth as we focus on:
Christ; the One who gave it all!